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TBI investigating inmate death

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating an apparent hanging death of an inmate at the Anderson County jail.

TBI spokesperson Leslie Earhart told The Courier News by email that Michael Allen Matlock, 24, was found unresponsive in his jail cell on Jan. 9.

The investigation is at the request of 7th District Attorney General Dave Clark.

Preliminary information indicates that the incident does not involve foul play, according to the TBI. The investigation remains active and ongoing, however.